Pensacola State College National Rankings Jump!
Pensacola State College, previously Pensacola Junior College, has jumped 22 positions in the national ranking of associate degree production.
The June 14 issue of Community College Week ranks Pensacola State College 44th out of 1,200 U.S. community colleges in total associate degrees granted, up 22 positions from last year’s listing.
Pensacola State College nationally ranks 8th in nursing and 18th in the health professions category. Pensacola State College leads Florida community colleges in the number of associate degrees granted in these two categories.
“This shows that we are serving our community well and that we are making renewed efforts to help students achieve their degrees and move on to the upper level or into work,” says Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows.
Meadows credits an improvement in academic advising, a student-centered faculty and more student-oriented efforts by the entire college with the rise in ranking. “And we still want to do better,” he notes.
“With new bachelor’s degrees coming online at Pensacola State College in the spring semester of 2011, in both nursing and health care administration, the college intends to remain No. 1 in the state in degrees awarded for this tri-state medical hub,” Meadows says.
The Community College Week data is for the 2009 academic year. Widely regarded as the best community and state college system in the nation, Florida institutions dominate the list.
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